Monthly Archives : March 2011

Firefox 4 tops 7 million downloads

Mozilla’s newly released Firefox 4 hit 5 million downloads its first day, and has already topped 7 million.  That’s way ahead of Microsoft’s recent rollout of IE9.  Microsoft may have shot themselves in the foot by not supporting Windows XP with IE9, thus limiting potential users.  Firefox and the soon-to-be-released Google Chrome 11 continue to support Windows XP.

Download Firefox 4 here

Fake Antivirus removal tool

Trend Micro has released a tool designed to target & help remove fake antivirus threats.  You can download the tool here

Some of the threats it detects are:

Alpha Antivirus
Antivirus 2010
Antivirus Action
Antivirus Pro 2010
Antivirus Soft
Antivirus Software Alert
Antivirus Studio 2010 ?
Antivirus System Pro
AV Security Suite ?
Control Center
Cyber Security
Internet Security Suite ?
Microsoft Security Essentials
My Security Shield ?
Personal Antivirus (pav.exe)
Quick Defragmenter ?
Security Center
Security Tool ?
Smart Engine
System Defender ?
System Security
System Tool ?
Trust Warrior
Windows Security Alert ?
XP Antispyware
XP Antivirus

Is Apple throttling web apps?

Tests indicate that iOS uses multiple techniques to hamper performance of web apps launched from the home screen of an iPhone or iPad.  Web apps launched directly from the Safari browser run about twice as fast as when launched from the home screen.  Is Apple trying to force users to use the App Store, so they get their cut, by making web apps appear to perform poorly?

Read more here